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About Salito's Crab House & Prime Rib

The setting is quintessential Sausalito--the deck overlooking Richardson Bay and the boats passing by, sunshine and a day to relax and enjoy seafood, prime rib, fresh oysters,Dungeness crab and many varieties of salumi. Casual dining any day of the week at a Sausalito institution.
Breakfast served all day.

1200 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Prime Rib, American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast all day
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm.
Lunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm.
Dinner: Saturday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 331-3226

Website:
http://salitoscrabhouse.com/

Parking Details:
Parking Available in our Private Lot

Executive Chef:
J. C. Becerra

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Season's Greetings! Let's spend the Holidays together! Please book your reservation early, as we fill up quickly!

Salito's Crab House & Prime Rib Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (64)
Waterfront (56)
Great for Outdoor Dining (49)
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Casual (37)
Good for a Date (32)
Fun (31)
Great for Lunch (31)
Special Occasion (29)
Good for Groups (24)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Bar Seating (19)
Romantic (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Comfort Food (16)
Authentic (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Kid-friendly (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
People Watching (11)
Happy Hour (9)
Cozy (8)
Business Meals (7)
Hot Spot (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Healthy (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service. Great food. Awesome ambiance.
Will definitely return, and tell my circle about this restaurant.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Organic, People Watching, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fun, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

As usual a great place for seafood. We had oysters, shrimp and mussels and they were all outstanding. Service was timely and while it was too cold for outside we enjoyed the inside warmth and views.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

We were very happy to find a place on a Saturday night that wasn’t packed. Restaurant was nearly empty at 7:30. Our server said she thought it was due to the weather. It was pretty chilly inside, although they do have overhead radiant heat for each table. My crab cakes were very good. Beet salad could have used something crunchy in it. Overall, a good experience. Service was excellent!

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had a wonderful New Years Eve experience. They had a reasonable pre-set price on the menu for that evening. A plus is if you bring your own wine there is no charge for corkage fee!!! Had a table with a beautiful evening view. We stayed warm and toasty under the heater. I recommend this place for its relaxing atmosphere and the food is good. Don’t forget....no corkage fee!!!

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Waterfront
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

My husband and I eat at Salito's often. We love the food and the service, plus it's open air on one entire wall and right on the water. Spectacular feeling. On New Year's Eve we had a group of 10 and we all had a wonderful meal and a great time.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Casual, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, People Watching, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Philip was a really nice server,he keep up with your drinks and recommend good Ideas for your first time into the city.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

I love this place ! Everything is great ! ( food, Service and view are amazing)

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Went to Salito's for lunch to celebrate sending my book to a publisher and take a break from writing. Great views of the harbor while we sat under heaters on the deck. The deck was actually warmer than inside. Service was friendly and timely. Loved the crabwich. Had the slaw on the side, which was great because I could add as much or as little as I wanted. Loved the vanilla panna cotta for dessert! Wonderful outing. Thank you!

Tags: Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for Groups, Casual, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great service and view

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Enjoyed my birthday dinner here! The setting is amazing with the waterfront view. Service was very good. My only complaint was that my Fettucine Alfredo with crab didn't have much crab in it! Otherwise, great food. Sangria, Crab cocktail and panna cotta for dessert were yummy!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Service was not good. Waiter just disappeared for long time. Nearby table waiter made a lot of noice moving chairs on the ground.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Pleasantly surprised! I was a bit afraid that it could end up being touristy, since it was one of the few places open Christmas Day. But we had a really nice meal. Friendly staff, down to earth menu, but well executed in my opinion. Would definitely go back during The day to be able to enjoy the view!

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Service on Christmas was a disappointment ....to many reservations not enough staff long waits they ran out of forks took 30 min to order and another 45 to get the food ..... place is usually a great Sausalito go to but I would never go back around the holidays. Staff was friendly and nice food was good but the waits killed it for us

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Mob scene very unpleasant. Arrived 15 minutes early for reservation waited 35 minutes before sitting. Overpriced mediocre

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Had a reservation but when we arrived we were told to get in line, they had apparently way overbooked for the evening. Not a great start to the evening. We left then came back 15 minutes later, by this time the line was less and were seated. Service was okay, food was okay at best. I won’t be returning.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Really delicious prime rib dinner. This year we got our table much faster and the noise level was tolerable. The wait staff was slow to bring our silverware though.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Outstanding seafood and filet mignon. Four of us dined on Christmas Day for early dinner. It was packed and lined up to check in. I thought we might have to wait a very long time even though we had reservations but we were seated in 20 minutes. The servers were really working hard and managed to give great service considering how busy they were. The menu isn't very big but the food is excellent. We have eaten at a sister restaurant, The Dead Fish, so it was similar regarding the menu. The filet mignon was the so tender, the oysters fresh and everything seasoned nicely.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Incredibly disappointing experience. Value for price was just not even close to being acceptable

My kid ordered bacon n eggs. They served her charred burnt bacon.

Crab in crab Louie was still semi frozen. There is no way it should have been served

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

it was amazing how well they handled a Christmas day crowd. Kudos to the staff!

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Casual, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

This review is for dinner on Christmas in 2017. We made reservations for 5:00 PM for 3. We arrived 20 minutes early to find that we had to stand in line forr 20 minutes just to "check in" for our "reserved" seating. Once we checked in, we learned the wait for seating would be over 30 minutes. Turned out the wait was 45 minutes. If you have an elderly member of your group who needs to sit, or anyone in your group that needs to sit during a wait, you will be out of luck at this place.

If you believe making a reservation will result in the restaurant seating you within 10 or so minutes of your reservation, this is not the place for you.

When we were finally seated, it was in an open-area location that had heaters -- all of which were off. That probably was why everyone who was sitting in the area was eating their dinner with coats on. Turning the heaters on would have been a kind gesture.

"Prime Rib" is in the name of the restaurant, so one would assume that they have some expertise in preparing and serving "Prime Rib." If one made this assumption they would be wrong. The "Prime Rib" was more like "sub Prime Rib". The waiter indicated that the rarest they could deliver was medium rare. The restaurant's version of medium rare was mildly pink, must mostly grey, with lots of fat and gristle. And if you like luke warm, chewy, tougyh, prime rib, they delivered.

Shall we talk about the service of our waiter. Two words: Surly and incompetent. Our waiter got our drinks order wrong, failed to deliver bread (until we were 3/4 away through our dinner) which he offered to be delivered before dinner, failed to deliver a requested replacement steak knife, and seemed like he would rather be elsewhere.

In regards to the steak knife, it was very fortuitous that a "new" steak knife was NOT delivered. The standard cutlery that was at the table turned out to be sharper than their steak knifes.

For me, this will be a definite pass in the future.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great service.. staff extremely nice

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This is our Christmas tradition to go to Salitos. I had the mussels and they were great. Service is wonderful and I really like the atmosphere with a great view of the bay.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Thought it would “touristy” especially since it was xmas day but it felt authentic and genuine with excellent food, service and menu options.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This was our first visit to this location being Salito's. We have been to it's many previous restaurants. It was Christmas Day, it was very busy, we had 4 Adults and a reservation thank goodness because there was a line out the door. We had a short wait, we went to the bar and got a drink. Once seated our Server was nice. The food was delicious: crab chowder, shrimp cocktail, seabass, crab louie salad, crab/shrimp louie salad, crab fondue and Cesar salad. The service as a bit slow and the bussers were very slow to clear things. We should have skipped the dessert, not good, Beignets (we go to NOLA annually and these aren't Beignets) and the Salted Caramel Vanilla Crunch Cake wasn't good either. I would definitely go to Salito's again and skip the dessert.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Wonderful spot for Christmas Eve dinner. The crab was outstanding. The patio is a great place to sit even on a chilly night. We will certainly be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This was a favorite, until Xmas eve. Booked table for 5, no points for the reservation, either open table, or restaurant issue. Open table is in decline, removing awards from any open table restaurants, was a mistake. Yelp & other reservation companies are moving in

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

A great place for our family outing dinner. The service was really good, the ambiance and location were perfect. We had to change our reservation on Christmas eve from 6:30pm to 5pm and they were great at working this out and getting us all in. The food was delicious, however, the menu includes a lot of garlic rich choices and for someone like me that is allergic to garlic, this is always difficult. But the waitress and chef's were able to work with me to find a great meal garlic free.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Always reliable. As Sausalito natives, this is our go to place for dinner out

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Sat outside - was lovely but they should place heat lamps differently to help keep those seated closest to water warm. It was freezing. Food was acceptable but not great, wine fairly priced. Our servers were warm and friendly and were the difference between a three vs two star review.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

It was a spur of the moment decision. We were in Sausalito for our grandchildren’s school’s winter fair and wanted to stop for dinner. We love crab so it sounded like a good choice. It was. The service was great. The clam chowder had crab in it. It was yummy. The crab cocktail was wonderful and the calamari dore was very tasty. The bread came in a cast iron pot. It was perfect. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. With fresh brewed ice tea the whole meal was great. Can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Waterfront
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

My best friend birthday!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food is good, but over priced. Typical tourist spot.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

A dirty table, slow services (waited 20 minutes before we saw our server) and terrible food (crab legs were very dry & tasted old).

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Everything was fantastic!! Great food, service and location.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We hadn't been here for a while so decided to come on a Saturday night. It was crowded, but it's a large space so they had room. First the good: the restaurant is attractive, incorporating a large outdoor deck with the indoor space. The night we were there was spectacular, and happened to coincide with a holiday fireworks show and a parade of lighted boats on the Bay.

Unfortunately, the food didn't match the scenery. We ordered calamari and a chopped salad for apps. The calamari breading was going to be interesting, incorporating red peppers and herbs. But it was clear that they hadn't fried our calamari separately --- it was cold when it arrived. The salad was also meh, so overdressed with vinegar-based dressing we didn't finish it between 3 people.

The restaurant serves (and I believe cooks?) fish entrees on cast iron plates, which are brought directly to the table. Unfortunately, that means the food can be tongue-burningly hot -- start by picking from the top if you want to be able to taste anything later. I got the sand dabs in a lemon-butter-caper sauce, and it wasn't bad once I figured out the temperature issue. They served it with a reasonable accompaniment of fried oval potatoes and pasta, which seems an unnecessarily starchy choice over a green vegetable. My daughter did love the cheeseburger.

It's a big, high volume restaurant -- and that's cool. But if they want locals to return, they need to execute better. Our conclusion was we wouldn't rush back.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food, service, ambiance to what Sausalito boat parade

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Relaxing dinner while watching boats pass by. Their appetizers are delicious (sizzling iron skillets with the garlic lemon sauce, yellowtail carpaccio) as well as the crab enchiladas. The crab fondue with spinach did not have a fondue consistency and the garlic noodles lack garlic flavor I was hoping for. The service was attentive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The waiter was friendly and attentive. The food was very flavorless and mediocre for the high price.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The service by Megan was impeccable! Fun, courteous, professional!

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Very casual atmosphere that resulted in a very comfortable feel about the restaurant. So comfortable that we spent about 4 hours enjoying our soup, our waiter & the most delicious kettle bread ever.

Tags: Fun, Quick Bite
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